Stob Ban in snow, dead ahead
The glen with the old military road between Kinlochleven and Lundavra.
The snow covered slopes of Stob Ban are dead ahead.



Inveroran to Kingshouse - 15 km (9½ m)

From Inveroran the Way rounds the flats at the head of Loch Tulla, climbs on to the Black Mount, and skirts the western edge of Rannoch Moor under the flanks of the massive mountains that enclose Coire Ba. This stage is potentially the most serious stretch of the Way, although there is an excellent track over the whole distance, it runs at a high level and is very exposed and virtually without shelter! It is probably the best, and the remotest part of the Way ... and I don't have any pictures!! When I crossed Rannoch Moor it was a foul day, pouring rain, cold brrrr. After Blackrock Cottage the Way descent towards the trunk road left at Bridge of Orchy, and is crossed to reach Kingshouse Hotel.


Kingshouse to Kinlochleven - 14.5 km (9 m)

The Way continues to follow the old military road as it runs towards Glen Coe, before climbing sharply northwards up the bounding wall of Rannoch Moor to the highest point of the route, the top of the Devil's Staircase (550 m, 1850 ft). Devil's Staircase build as a part of the military road system, probably in 1750, offers an excellent viewpoint into Glen Coe and Glen Etive, across Rannoch Moor but also to the north towards Ben Nevis! From there the road descents gently, contouring round the northern spurs of the Aonach Eagach Ridge, followed by a steep plunge to sea level at Kinlochleven.


Kinlochleven to Fort William - 14 m (22.5 km)

The last leg of the Way is divided into two parts. The first part from Kinlochleven follows the old military road and gives good walking, it will take you through a remote but beautiful glen (photo at top of the page) until you reach a junction in the old military road near Lundavra. The second part gives rough walking through the forestry plantations of Nevis Forest. This part is concluded with a gentle descent into Glen Nevis on a forest track and a stroll along the public road into Fort William, here the way ends. Towards the end of the Way you'll have excellent views of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain. If you have time left, and the weather is fine I doubt that you can resist the temptation to climb this mountain as a grand finale of the Way.

Lochnan Lunn Da-Bhra Glen Nevis
left - Lochnan Lunn Da-Bhra with on its left the snowy summit of Doire Ban and on the right Meall nan Cleireach.
right - Forest track in Glen Nevis. Just a few miles to go.